You Could Live a Long Time: Are You Ready?

by Lyndsay Green

Dundurn | August 1, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Are you ready to live a long time, or do you dread it? Recent medical advances mean we could live longer, but doesn’t guarantee the quality of that life. In the words of one senior, "We’re not living longer, we’re dying longer."

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Getting older doesn’t have to mean living a limited life. Author Lyndsay Green has interviewed forty successful seniors to talk not just about the problems of old age but its strength and benefits.

These seniors were from all walks of life and from all over the country, living in Victoria, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston and Halifax, aged 75 to 100. They have been identified as the self-reliant seniors we would like to be and they share their wisdom and strategies for independent and happy living. The book combines their advice with cutting edge research, to arrive at specific suggestions for what we should be doing now to prepare for old age, and includes resources to help us implement the advice, including:

  • Money isn’t everything, and won’t cure ill-health or loneliness.
  • Cultivate new friendships now.
  • To keep your dignity, give up your pride.
  • You need a work plan, instead of a retirement plan
  • To keep a home, consider leaving your house.
  • If you push too hard to stay young you’ll get old faster.

The unique message is that we should not try to avoid old age. Instead of trying to do the impossible to stay forever young, Green comes to the radical conclusion that in order to get as much as possible out of our old age we will need to embrace it.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 1, 2013

Publisher: Dundurn

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887628192

ISBN - 13: 9780887628191

Found in: Health and Well Being

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Rated out of 5 by from I have not yet finished the book but what I have read so far is very interesting. Others have told me the same (those that have finished) say has enlightened them as to what the 'golden years' are really like and what to expect. We need to plan our future right to the end. This is to ensure we are where we would really like to 'be' in the later years!
Date published: 2012-10-19

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You Could Live a Long Time: Are You Ready?

by Lyndsay Green

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 1, 2013

Publisher: Dundurn

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887628192

ISBN - 13: 9780887628191

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Are you ready to live a long time, or do you dread it? Recent medical advances mean we could live longer, but doesn’t guarantee the quality of that life. In the words of one senior, "We’re not living longer, we’re dying longer."

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Getting older doesn’t have to mean living a limited life. Author Lyndsay Green has interviewed forty successful seniors to talk not just about the problems of old age but its strength and benefits.

These seniors were from all walks of life and from all over the country, living in Victoria, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston and Halifax, aged 75 to 100. They have been identified as the self-reliant seniors we would like to be and they share their wisdom and strategies for independent and happy living. The book combines their advice with cutting edge research, to arrive at specific suggestions for what we should be doing now to prepare for old age, and includes resources to help us implement the advice, including:

  • Money isn’t everything, and won’t cure ill-health or loneliness.
  • Cultivate new friendships now.
  • To keep your dignity, give up your pride.
  • You need a work plan, instead of a retirement plan
  • To keep a home, consider leaving your house.
  • If you push too hard to stay young you’ll get old faster.

The unique message is that we should not try to avoid old age. Instead of trying to do the impossible to stay forever young, Green comes to the radical conclusion that in order to get as much as possible out of our old age we will need to embrace it.

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